Layering clothing is essential, especially in cooler temperatures. Too many layers, and the body revolts by means of sweat and heat. Not enough layers, and the body not only fails to function properly, but it can be impossible to think of nothing but how cold you are, distracting you from an otherwise enjoyable ride. Pearl Izumi make baselayers, jerseys, and jackets, perfect to take on and off to do a good job of managing warmth, with the Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Escape Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey a critical piece of that layer puzzle.
The Elite Escape Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey uses a lightweight thermal fabric that dries quickly, insulates the body from cool weather shenanigans, and does a good job of maintaining breathability. The full-length zipper is internally covered to keep out wind that would usually seep through, but it also works to keep clothing underneath (a base layer or jersey) from being caught. It features three back pockets that use a softshell material to act as a splash guard, and an elastic and silicone band around the base of the jersey to keep it in place.
The Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Escape Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey is cut to be a bit more of an accommodating fit that their race-oriented Pursuit clothing line. Reflective elements are carefully placed around the back of the jersey to improve low-light visibility. It is available in five sizes (S-XXL), in four colors: Black/Screaming Yellow, Blue Depths/Black, Black/Blue Mist, and Orange.com/Black colorways.